Middle East oil reserves

First, there were no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq and now if Colin Campbell is correct, not as much oil in the Middle East as many us at first thought.The great irony is to have discovered that fact after the US has spent over $300 billion to establish a military presence in the region.It is a pity that no one first thought to look at the oil shale deposits in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado where some 750 bbl of oil wait to be extracted from an area more stable politically than Iraq. For a small fraction of what has already been spent in Iraq the US could have established a reliable, domestic source of shale oil production equal to Iraq’s, and not vulnerable to the whims o...

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